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Chippewa Valley Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

What does it mean to be an accredited college?

  • Quality: Accreditation means that a college, university, institution or program meets standards of quality for faculty, curriculum, administration, library, financial management and student services.
  • Financial Aid Opportunities: You can only obtain federal financial assistance if your college or university has appropriate accreditation from an organization recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Credits that Transfer: If you ever want to transfer your college credits to continue your education, accreditation is an important factor when a college or university is deciding whether to accept transfer credits from your previous school.
  • Program Accreditation:  Individual programs at CVTC may secure additional accreditation related to their occupational area as available.

Recent Accreditation Reviews

Comprehensive Quality Review 
Chippewa Valley Technical College participated in a Comprehensive Quality Review in October 2015 as part of the AQIP accreditation process. This process included submission of a Quality Highlights Report, a Systems Portfolio Addendum, and a Federal Compliance Report to the Higher Learning Commission for review.

Assurance Review 
Chippewa Valley Technical College completed a four-year Assurance Review in 2019-20 as part of the Open Pathway accreditation process. The mid-cycle review included submission of an Assurance Argument for peer review. Through this review, the college was found to be meeting all Higher Learning Commission criteria and accreditation status was affirmed.

CVTC Assurance Argument

Chippewa Valley Technical College's current accreditation status will continue through 2025-26.

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